Leftover smelt roe - what should I do with it?
I'm coming off a homemade sushi bender weekend... bought a big tub (probably 1 cup in total) of smelt fish roe (the tiny orange ones) of which I used a few tablespoons worth.
After making some standard varieties of maki/temaki this weekend, and using up the leftover sushi-grade tuna/salmon last night by making "quinoa sushi" (the results of which were surprisingly impressive), I'm still left with a big pile of roe I don't want to waste, since I do love it.
Any other ideas on what to do with it? I'm trying to avoid rice/grains/fast-burning carbs during weekdays (which is why I saved my sushi binge for the weekend), otherwise I'd probably eat it mixed with Kewpie on Saltines :)
Welcoming inventive suggestions.
Our local Asian store sells the roe frozen. We spoon out what we need & put the rest back in the freezer. Flavor & texture haven't seemed to change at all & we've had the package for months.
Thanks gordeaux and FishTales, didn't know it could be frozen. This helps a lot...it may become a regular staple now :)
Ended up last night mixing a considerable amount of it up with some canned tuna, chopped cucumber, celery, parsley, Sriracha, rice vinegar, a little mayo, soy sauce, couple drops of sesame oil, and some crumbled nori, for a pretty tasty Asian-flavored tuna salad.